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John Elder & Company Ships



Below is a list of ships built at the Fairfield Yard in Govan by John Elder & Company from 1870 until 1885 when the yard became part of Fairfield Shipbuilding & Eng. Co. Ltd. Click on a ship below and you will be taken to the Clydbuilt Database for more details on selected ship including owner, tonnage, size and launch date.

Please note that this list is not a complete list of the ships built by John Elder & Company., if you know of a ship that should be added please Contact Us or post the details to our forum.

More ships built at Govan.

VESSEL NAME BUILT SHIPBUILDER VESSEL TYPE
BAN-RIGH 1870 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
LOANDA 1870 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
ATACAMA 1870 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
LIBERIA 1870 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
AREQUIPA 1870 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
VOLTA 1870 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
JOHN ELDER 1870 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
ITALY 1870 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
COQUIMBO 1870 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
CUZCO 1871 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
TAGUS 1871 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
MOSELLE 1871 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
WILLEM III 1871 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
CHIMBORAZO 1871 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
PRINS VAN ORANJE 1871 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
CITY OF LONDON 1871 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
PRINS HENDRIK 1871 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
VERITE 1871 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
TRUXILLO 1872 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
SANTIAGO 1872 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
CONRAD 1872 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
ALBATROSS 1872 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
BAJA 1872 John Elder & Co Govan Tug
KONING DER NEDERLANDEN 1872 John Elder & Co Govan Steamer
ED BARBOUR 1872 John Elder & Co Govan Tug
HALIFAX 1872 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
ILO 1872 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
SORATA 1872 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
TACORA 1872 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
HUDDERSFIELD 1872 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
ACONCAGUA 1872 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Vessel
ILLIMANI 1873 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
COTOPAXI 1873 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
VALPARAISO 1873 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
ELYSIA 1873 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
OROYA 1873 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
ISLAY 1873 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
POTOSI 1873 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
Lecco 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
KAING LOONGS 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
CHUSAN 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle steamer
PRINS HENDRIK 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Steamer
VOORWAARTS 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
ZEALANDIA 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
BLAIR ATHOLL 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Sailing Vessel
CALEDONIAN 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
LOBO 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Water carrier
PRINSES AMALIA 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Steamer
PAOUTING 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Iron cargo ship
CAMEROON 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
Australia 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Vessel
BENGUELA 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
IBERIA 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
LIGURIA 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
Como 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
MEURTHE 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Cargo Vessel
FULMINANTE 1874 John Elder & Co Govan Cable Ship
SIN NANZING 1875 John Elder & Co Govan Iron Steamer
GAMBIA 1875 John Elder & Co Govan Iron steamship
HELEN SAKER 1875 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
BAY OF BISCAY 1875 John Elder & Co Govan Iron Ship
BAY OF BENGAL 1875 John Elder & Co Govan Sailing Vessel
PARIS 1875 John Elder & Co Govan Iron Paddle Steamer
CASTLE ROY 1875 John Elder & Co Govan Iron ship
CLAUD HAMILTON 1875 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
EGERON 1875 John Elder & Co Govan Cargo Vessel
GILROY 1875 John Elder & Co Govan Sailing Vessel
RAJANETTIANUHAR 1875 John Elder & Co Govan Cargo Vessel
COLLEEN 1876 John Elder & Co Govan Cargo Vessel
CORISCO 1876 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
HYDRA 1876 John Elder & Co Govan Coast Defence Monitor
ISOLA 1876 John Elder & Co Govan Barque
BARNSLEY 1876 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger-cargo
THALIA 1876 John Elder & Co Govan Barque
SNIPE 1876 John Elder & Co Govan Steamship
MUDLARK 1876 John Elder & Co Govan
CURLEW 1876 John Elder & Co Govan Steamship
MEDWAY 1877 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Vessel
PRINSES MARIE 1877 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
SHEFFIELD 1877 John Elder & Co Govan Cargo Vessel
PRINSES ELISABETH 1877 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
BRIGHTON 1878 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
HAVIK 1878 John Elder & Co Govan Despatch Vessel
VICTORIA 1878 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
CHAMPION 1878 John Elder & Co Govan Steel Corvette
NELSON 1878 John Elder & Co Govan Cruiser
CONQUEST 1878 John Elder & Co Govan Steel & Iron Composite Corvette
CURACOA 1878 John Elder & Co Govan Steel & Iron Composite Corvette
ZEEMEEUR 1878 John Elder & Co Govan Despatch Vessel
CLEOPATRA 1878 John Elder & Co Govan Steel & Iron Composite Corvette
COMUS 1878 John Elder & Co Govan Steel Corvette
KINFAUNS CASTLE 1879 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Vessel
CARYSFORT 1879 John Elder & Co Govan Steel & Iron Composite Corvette
PRINSES MARIE 1879 John Elder & Co Govan Iron Steamer
ORIENT 1879 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
DAPHNE 1879 John Elder & Co Govan Steam Yacht
ARIZONA 1879 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Vessel
MALEMBA 1880 John Elder & Co Govan Cargo
RAMBLER 1880 John Elder & Co Govan Composite Gunvessel
RANGER 1880 John Elder & Co Govan Composite Gunvessel
MOISE 1880 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
SAINT-AUGUSTIN 1880 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
COANZA 1880 John Elder & Co Govan Steel steamship
LIVADIA 1880 John Elder & Co Govan Steam Yacht
NIGER 1880 John Elder & Co Govan Composite Paddle Vessel
MAIPU 1880 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle torpedo-ram vessel
ELMERSAJERO 1880 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
ABD-EL-KADER 1880 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
ISAAC PEREIRE 1880 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
PRINS HENDRIK 1880 John Elder & Co Govan Iron Paddle Steamer
ELBE 1881 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
LEON XIII 1881 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger/Cargo Vessel
TORFRIDA 1881 John Elder & Co Govan Steam Yacht
LIVADIA 1881 John Elder & Co Govan Launch
ALASKA 1881 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Vessel
PRINS ALEXANDER 1881 John Elder & Co Govan Steamer
SANTA CECILIA 1881 John Elder & Co Govan Steam Yacht
DRUMMOND CASTLE 1881 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Vessel
VARA 1881 John Elder & Co Govan Model of No 231
GARTH CASTLE 1881 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
SHERBRO 1882 John Elder & Co Govan Steel steamship
PRINS FREDERIK 1882 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
STIRLING CASTLE 1882 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger/Cargo Vessel
PRINSES WILHELMINA 1882 John Elder & Co Govan Steamer
SUMATRA 1882 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
FULDA 1882 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
INSULINDE 1882 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
BOADICEA 1882 John Elder & Co Govan Steam Yacht
WERRA 1882 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
AUSTRAL 1882 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Vessel
NORMANDY 1882 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
CHILOE 1882 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Vessel
LOCH NESS 1882 John Elder & Co Govan Cargo Vessel
BRITTANY 1882 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
AORANGI 1883 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
TAICHIOW 1883 John Elder & Co Govan Cargo Vessel
CALABAR 1883 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
LADY TORFRIDA 1883 John Elder & Co Govan Steam Yacht
WILLEM PRINS VAN ORANJE 1883 John Elder & Co Govan Paddle Steamer
NORHAM CASTLE 1883 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
OREGON 1883 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Vessel
HAWARDEN CASTLE 1883 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
RUAPEHU 1883 John Elder & Co Govan Refrigerated Passenger Cargo Vessel
MONGKUT 1883 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger /Cargo Vessel
KONG BENG 1883 John Elder & Co Govan Cargo Vessel
SANTA MARIA 1883 John Elder & Co Govan Steam Yacht
TONGARIRO 1883 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
UMBRIA 1884 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Vessel
RIMUTAKA 1884 John Elder & Co Govan Refrigerated Passenger Cargo Vessel
ETRURIA 1884 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Vessel
EIDER 1884 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
MACKAY-BENNETT 1884 John Elder & Co Govan Cable Ship
EMS 1884 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
KAIKOURA 1884 John Elder & Co Govan Passenger Cargo Vessel
BANGKOK 1885 John Elder & Co Govan Steamship
ITALY 1885 John Elder & Co Govan Cargo Vessel
LYONS 1885 John Elder & Co Govan Cargo Vessel



All ship information from Clydebuilt Ships Database website